Book lessons with professional guitar teacher Lewis Benzies
Hello! I'm Lewis Benzies, a professional guitar teacher based in Aberdeen. I offer high-quality guitar lessons in the Aberdeen area.
I'm Lewis, a musician who has been performing and teaching in the Aberdeen area professionally for the past 17 years. I started off teaching bass to my best friend's brother and soon found myself with many guitar and bass pupils in the music shop Bruce Millers. here I teach students a variety of different genres including Classical, Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul and Jazz.
I believe everyone should be able to experience the pleasure of playing a musical instrument. This is why I offer lessons to students of all ages and abilities. However I would recommend waiting until age 6 to begin playing the guitar.
I pride myself on being a friendly and patient teacher, I can create a tailored lesson plan to help you achieve your goals in a relaxing and comfortable environment.
I am experienced in teaching almost any style, I specialise in Classical, Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul and Jazz music.
High-quality guitar lessons with a professional teacher in Aberdeen.
Half an hour lessons are best suited to students between 9 and 12, helping them to build their confidence, finger strength and ability with consistent lessons..
One hour lessons are best suited to students with a real drive to practice and progress rapidly in a shorter space of time.
I am a qualified teacher, having achieved an HNC in Music Performance, and have reached a high aptitude on bass, piano & guitar. I am well known in the Aberdeen jazz scene, having maintained a monthly residency at The Sanddollar Cafe for 7 years, played at The Blue Lamp and The Aberdeen Jazz Festival. Also Edinburgh, Callander & Langtoun Jazz Festivals
The pinnacle of my career has been the recording of "Mosaic", the debut album which was successfully funded by The Prince's Trust.
I like to create a lesson plan tailored to the student, focused on their individual goals and help them enjoy learning their favourite music while progressing rapidly on the guitar.
Teaching is inspiring to me in that all that I discover musically can be passed on and made more accessible to another generation. Whilst at college I taught at Sound Ideas and later began piano teaching privately. Throughout this time I have been very active in the music scene, and so in lessons, there is an emphasis on practicality. This includes music theory.
I will show the pupil how it is relevant to the musical experiences they look for.
I understand it can be a little daunting to begin guitar lessons but I can assure you there is nothing to worry about. We will start by discussing your goals and favourite guitarists before beginning to learn your favourite songs. You have absolutely nothing to lose so get in contact now to find out more about the lessons!
I currently take the majority of my lessons from my specialised home teaching studio on AB15 4AX Hamilton Pl, Aberdeen. This is a relaxing environment as it contains all the resources we need for fantastic guitar lessons.
Alongside this, my studio is located close to many public transport links, it is located just a 1-minute walk from Hamilton place bus stop and a 15-minute walk from Aberdeen train station meaning travelling to and from lessons a breeze.
My full address will be provided on your first lesson booking.
I also offer a unique service of mobile guitar lessons - simply get in touch for more information.
Guitar Shops in Aberdeen:
Here at Guitar Lessons Aberdeen, many of our guitar students ask where are the best local guitar store to buy equipment from. Luckily in Aberdeen, we have some great guitar shops capable of providing gear for beginners to pro guitarists.
For example, RamJam Music Co., located on 120 Crown Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6HJ, offers a good range of different types of guitar. This shop is always a good choice for beginners and intermediate players as they have used gear in their stock.
Kenny’s Music is ideal for guitarist of all levels. Also a great place for guitarists and musicians of all genres. They are based on 67 The Green, Aberdeen, AB11 6NY.
For guitarist looking for resources Top Note, located at 123 Crown Street Aberdeen AB11 6HN, is the best place to go. It has a massive stock of sheet music & theory books.
Music Courses in Aberdeen:
Developing more professional skills makes any musician a very competitive person in the music industry. Aberdeen great music courses for guitarists to go further and improve their abilities.
Music Education BMus 4 years course. Delivered by the University of Aberdeen, this course is suitable for musicians whose aim is to go and teach music at schools and privately one day.
Another great course for musicians is a HND Music course at North East Scotland College. It is designed to help musicians to strengthen their skills and prepare for their career in the music industry. Such fields as recording, production, music sequencing, songwriting and performance will be covered in this course.
I would be delighted to help you to learn to play the guitar. Get in touch to find out more about my guitar lessons in Aberdeen.